53. Venice Biennale: Poetry Network & Virtual Installation on Second Life – 9 October 2009, 2-3PM GMT

53. BIENNALE DI VENEZIA Eventi Collaterali MHO_Save the Poetry

Event: Poetry Network / Net-Poetry Reading in Web Cam by Caterina Davinio
Info: e-mail: caterinadavinio [at] gmail.com

Audio/video events of poetry in networked live connection

The Italian digital artist and poet Caterina Davinio on October 9 will realize in San Servolo (Venice) – in the context of the Venice Biennale / Collateral Events – a poetry video-reading in web cam, together with poets and artists from the world, who will bring their poetic presence in a participative event of global communication.

NOTE: This collaborative performance is part of 53. Esposizione Internazionale Arte La Biennale di Venezia Eventi Collaterali 2009 / MHO_Save The Poetry / Fondazione Mare Nostrum

Opening: October 9 2009
Time: live 3PM – 4PM (Italian time) Get info, time could be changed. Recordings screening no-stop.

Curators: Fondazione Mare Nostrum, Marco Nereo Rotelli. Coordination: Elena Lombardi. Curator of virtual events on line (Planetary & Interplanetary Poetry Events): Caterina Davinio. Technical Assistance: Riccardo Preziosi.

Caterina Davinio, in connction with the poets and artists:
Stefano Donno (Italy Lecce), Vincenzo Bagnoli (Italy Bologna), Ruth Lepson (USA), Phoebe Giannisi (Greece), Obododimma Oha (Nigeria), Nicole Mauro (USA), Mirona Magearu (USA), Matteo Fantuzzi (Italy Bologna), Massimo Mori (Italy Firenze), Lamberto Pignotti (Italy Roma), Italo Testa (France), Gabriele Montagano (Italy Napoli), Francesco Muzzioli (Italy Roma, audio), David Seaman (USA),Craig Saper (USA), Avi Rosen (Israel), Annamaria Ferramosca (Italy Roma), Alfonso Siracusa (Italy Siracusa), Cristina Vignocchi (Italy Sant’Andrea Pelago / Modena), Joseph Young (UK), Liliana Ugolini (Italy Firenze, audio), Philip Meersman (The Netherlands), Juan Diaz Infante (Mexico), Denis Belley (Quebec Canada), Annelisa Addolorato (Italy, Milan), Mariapia Quintavalla (Italy, Milan), Anna Balint (Hungary), Elif Sezen (Australia/Turchia), Mario Lunetta (Italy, Roma)

Genre: contemporary art/poetry, net-art, digital art, poetry, avant-garde

The digital artist and poet Caterina Davinio will realize in San Servolo Island (Venice, Italia) a net-poetry reading by web cam, with poets and artists from the world, in the context of the project MHO_Save the Poetry, collateral event of the Venice Biennale, Marco Nereo Rotelli Curator. The poets – by software Skype and web cam – will bring their poetic presence in a great event of communication: the poetry word as individual instance, but also identity of people and global breath, by new media and communication technologies.

After the virtual installation Poetry Shuttle Landing on SL, on the 40. anniversary of the Lunar Landing, for celebrating the Centenary of Italian Futurism, a new digital performance based on communication, as a virtual place for interchange and aggregation, opportunity of dialogue and presence.

Mare Nostrum Foundation has developed other projects about the topic of cultural identities in danger: Isola della Poesia (installation by Marco N. Rotelli) collateral event of the Venice Biennale 2005, which included the virtual event on line Isola Virtuale by Caterina Davinio (500 involved poets). But the collaboration between Rotelli and Davinio started in 2001, when Bunker Poetico – special project by Harald Szeemann – was realized in the 49. Venice Biennale. More then 1000 poets participated In Bunker Poetico from many countries.

LINKS – NETWORK POETICO – VMH Caterina Davinio Curator
These are some of the links of the “Planetary & Interplanetary virtual events” in the context of the 53rd Biennale di Venezia Eventi Collaterali 2009:

-The First Poetry Shuttle Landing on Second Life

– Special Event: Poetry Network Poetry Readings in Web Cam (line/off line, live) on October 9 2009 in San Servolo (Venezia, Italia). After this date, recordings on the YouTube Channel (until November 22)

– Network Poetico VMH / Welcome on Board. Virtual Happening in the Biennale Opening days and open call on line (Dead Line November 22 2009). The guest book of the space-shuttle is linkable from the Internet and from Second Life.

Submit a poem
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